Meeting Programme and Registration
Meeting Programme (Registration now closed)
Parkinson’s Community Meeting & Exhibition
7th September 2015,
Lewis Glucksman Gallery,
University College Cork, Ireland.
09.30 Meeting Registration
10:00 Welcome address: Dr Shane Hegarty, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork.
SESSION 1: Living With Parkinson’s
Chair: Dr. Shane Hegarty (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC)
10:15 Margaret Mullarney (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), “Conversations that count”.
10:35 Dr Jon Stamford (TheCure Parkinson’s Trust, UK), “Good Vibrations”.
10:55 Questions & Answers with Jon & Margaret.
11.05 John O’Neill (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), Poetry Reading.
11.25 Professor Graham Allen (Department of English, UCC), Poetry Reading.
11:30 Jennifer Grundulis (Clinical Assessment and Therapy Teamed Services Ltd), “Getting Your Voice Back: A Proactive Approach”.
11:45 Kilkenny Voices of Hope Choir (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), “Live Your Life”.
12:00 Brian Magennis (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin), “Practical advice for day-to-day living with Parkinson's”.
12:15 Pat O’Dea (Move4Parkinson’s, Ireland), “Set Dancing for People with Parkinson’s”.
13:40 Address by Paula Gilmore (CEO of Parkinson’s Association of Ireland).
SESSION 2: Understanding Parkinson’s
Chair: Professor Aideen Sullivan (Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC)
13:45 Professor Tim Lynch (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin), “Sometimes the diagnosis of Parkinson's is difficult”.
14:00 Dr. Graham Hughes (St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin), "Switching on to your Parkinson’s – the patient expert".
14:15 Dr. Sean O’Sullivan (Cork University Hospital, Cork), “Impulsive behaviours and artistic tendencies in Parkinson's”.
14.30 Questions & Answers with Professor Lynch and Drs Hughes and O’Sullivan.
SESSION 3: Challenging Parkinson’s
Chair: Dr. Gerard O’Keeffe (Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC)
15:15 Professor Maeve Caldwell (Trinity College Dublin), “The potential of stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s”.
15:30 Professor Aideen Sullivan (Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, UCC), “Neurotrophic Factors for Parkinson’s”.
15:45 Dr. Denise McGrath (University College Dublin), “People with Parkinson's: Their Role in the Research Process”.
15:45 Meeting Closure, followed by Set Dancing Session with Pat O’Dea.
Living With Parkinson’s Art Exhibition Launch
16.30 Address by Dr. Brian Sweeney (Consultant Neurologist, Cork University Hospital / School of Medicine, UCC).
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